Sony IM10 Miracast Wireless Display: Stream HD video to a TV

by XB on 8th September 2013

in Accessories

Sony IM10 Miracast Wireless Display_1It was a matter of time before Sony introduced its own adapter to bridge streaming between the smartphone and the television, especially as it has pushed Wi-Fi Miracast screen mirroring since the introduction of the Xperia T/TX and V. The recently announced Sony Miracast Wireless Display IM10 will help to stream high-quality video over Wi-Fi.

The small box attaches to your television via a HDMI cable and needs to be powered by micro USB (included in the box). You can then use a Miracast enabled smartphone such as the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra or Xperia Z to share media wirelessly to a larger screen. This includes 1080p video using Wi-Fi direct. The IM10 is NFC-enabled so it can be connected to a Sony Xperia phone by simply touching the two together. There’s no price on the IM10 just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

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  • Diogo Simões

    So Xperia S is not compatible… is that right?

  • Felipe Pimenta

    Looks like so…

  • Michael Hofmann

    This is in addition to the BM10 which allows one touch blutooth sharing to a connected device:

  • They definitely look related. :)

    I want the BM10 for my living room and basement stereos. Now. Waiting for a US release announcement and price.

  • Andrew

    is the tablet Z compatible

  • Nik

    The “Throw” function does exactly the same if Iam not mistaken, what extra could this offer?

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Is Zr compatible???

  • Robert Forslund

    Add this, a PS3 controller and lets have some fun! ^_^

  • interstater

    just click the link to Sony’s page… yes and I think also every smartphones announced with miracast or wifi direct

  • Babylonbwoy

    Not the same, one only play multimedia content, with Miracast you can mirror your mobile display to the TV screen.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Everything Sony is compatible.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Miracast/DNLA/MHL explained

  • Babylonbwoy

    Add this to take auto shoot and you’ll have a good set

  • cyleo

    If I’m not mistaken there is a very noticable lag when using Miracast. Anyone who can confirm this?

  • It’s not terrible, but there’s some lag. What’s more, on the Xperia Z at least (maybe not the Z1/Z Ultra thanks to Snapdragon 800) the frame rate drops quite a bit.

    The bigger problem is that on the Xperia Z, it drops the Wi-Fi connection when you enable Miracast. Thus, you can only use a mobile data connection if anything you want on the TV is streamed from the net. If you don’t have a generous or unlimited plan, this might cause some problems with more than just apps like Netflix/Sky Go etc.

  • Okazuma

    Just 4.2 devices or higher are compatible.
    Xperia S, 1 year old flagship, is too old…for Sony -.-
    Mods is the way

  • Ambroos

    Yep. The hardware can’t handle live conversion of the display to the right content and then transfer it over WiFi.

  • Ambroos

    Not correct. Xperia T and the likes launched with 4.1 and Miracast. Sony implemented it before Google launched their version in 4.2.

  • Dexter

    How about the Screen Mirroring?

  • Tech Gospel

    Might be the slow processor on the receiving unit, or slow WiFi network.

  • imparanoic

    i have seen miracast, it’s very laggy almost 2-3 seconds, disappointing, MHL via docks/adaptors (dk20,dk22, im750) is much much better, minimal lag (at most at 0.5seconds) on my sony tv, pretty acceptable for most video games
    I believe that airplay video is just as bad

  • can they make in work for xperia s??

  • arex

    Will it support streaming software from PC, like mezzmo, wms or others?

  • folks

    Is it any better than DLNA? I use my Xperia S as dlna media server and use my smart tv to play videos and there’s no problem whatsoever

  • Wojciech

    I know for a fact that it all depends on the receiver.
    I bough chinese miracast dongle based on realtek chipset and the lag is less than 1s, I could easily play dead trigger and use it for streaming videos.
    One thing that I can say is that when it happens to drop frames which make the video less than perfectly smooth. It’s most noticeable when the camera is panning.

    Before buying the chinese adapter I checked how miracast works in Sony’s TV’s and it was far from perfect. Huge lag and artifacts(but that could be from the crowded Wi-Fi spectrum. Hopefully this adapter is much better and when coupled with Z1 or Z Ultra will allow to watch FullHD videos with perfect framerate.

  • Babylonbwoy

    check the infographie I posted below if it’s your question

  • Ray

    I invested nearly £2000 on a Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z WIFI, and the new Bravia W8 TV in order to be able to stream video to TV wirelessly so I can lay back and control everything from sofa. I was so angry when I find out when using screen mirroring the tablet Z and smartphone will drop WIFI signal. Are you kidding me?! What’s the point of mirroring your screen on TV and not be able to stream video online? Sony advertise this feature so heavy and it’s totally useless!! I am not sure if sony fix this problem in the new Z1 and Z ultra, if they don’t, someone in sony needs to be fired.

  • I’ve got Miracast on an LG Smart TV (2013 model) and it’s nowhere near as bad as that. But I am sure there are many factors, and it all reminds me of just how bad Wi-Fi can be at just about everything (from picking a suitable channel, to the many connection problems that still exist to this day).

    MHL does seem a lot easier, but even this impacts on the performance of the phone (in terms of reducing frame rates). Hopefully Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 can cope better for both, but I’m still unconvinced that Miracast will ever become a massive success (if only because those that have tried got a poor experience and gave up already).

  • dude 82

    So I have dongle for about £30 that do dlna and works well as a WiFi hotspot and have internet when connected to router via web based interface. Miracast tho lags about 1-2 second behind. For dlna it work well I use arcmc from playstore as it lets me play divx files straight from my phone without converting it to proper format accepted by DLNA and I can even use my phone in between the streaming which is great. here’s the link to this special device

    P.S. Don’t use throw function cause it is limited with propriety formats

  • peter

    Could you just use xperia z Bluetooth and can conect to phone with WiFi. Thus resolving problem.

  • ping

    Miracast allows you to mirror whatever is displayed on your phone display. On DLNA, you can only stream selected types of content like movies, music and photosphotos. Miracast is kind of like AirPlay Mirroring for an android device.

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